Ben Johnson. Ben’s project is on the earthquakes, active faulting, and dynamics of the Pamir plateau of Tajikistan. He is co-supervised by Mike Kendall and by Alex Copley (Cambridge).
Neill Marshall. Neill’s focus is on the active tectonics of Turkmenistan and NE Iran. He is undertaking a forensic study of the destructive 1948 Ashgabat earthquake and will combine this with a regional assessment of active faulting and palaeoseismology. He is co-supervised by Mike Kendall.
Chia-Hsin (Wendy) Tsai. Wendy is researching the occurrence of rare but very large earthquakes within the continental interiors. She focusses on the regions surrounding the Dzhungarian basin of the NE Tien Shan and combines a number of field-based and remote-sensing techniques. Wendy is co-supervised by Simon Daout and Christoph Gruetzner (Jena).
Roberta Wilkinson. Roberta is studying the active faults and past earthquakes close to the large population centres of Almaty (Kazakhstan) and Dushanbe (Tajikistan). Her work combines forensic palaeosesimic investigation with InSAR measurements of strain accumulation. She is co-supervised by Simon Daout, Austin Elliott (USGS), Christoph Gruetzner (Jena) and Barry Parsons.
Past students and researchers:
Eleanor Ainscoe was a doctoral student until 2017 working on active thrust faulting earthquakes. She is now a remote sensing specialist at HR Wallingford, UK. @EleanorAinscoe
Austin Elliott was a postdoctoral researcher at Oxford until 2019 and is now a Research Geologist at the Earthquake Science Center, United States Geological Survey (https://www.usgs.gov/staff-profiles/austin-j-elliott) @TTremblingEarth
Al Sloan held a Junior Research Fellowship at Christ Church College, Oxford, hosted within the active tectonics group. He is now a faculty member at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. (http://www.geology.uct.ac.za/dr/alastair/sloan)
Jingxing Yu was a postdoctoral research at Oxford within the STINGS (Seismo-tectonics in Ningxia, Gansu and Shaanxi) project. He is now an Associate Professor at the Institute of Geology, China Earthquake Administration (https://sites.google.com/view/jingxingyu/home)
Yu Zhou was a doctoral student until 2015 working on the use of optical satellite to study earthquake deformation. He is now a Professor at Sun-Yat Sen University, China.
David Mackenzie was a doctoral student until 2015 working on reverse faulting in eastern Turkey and the Tien Shan. He now works in industry as a remote sensing specialist for 3vGeomatics in Canada. @MackenzieEarth
Tim Middleton was a doctoral student until 2015 working on the active tectonics of the Ordos region, central China. After his thesis he retrained in Theology.
Laura Gregory was a doctoral student working on the active tectonics of western Mongolia. She is currently a NERC post-doctoral fellow at the University of Leeds, UK. https://environment.leeds.ac.uk/see/staff/1296/dr-laura-gregory. @theearthquakes